Leicester Branch Programme

Leicester Branch Programme 2021-22



Chair: Professor Elizabeth Tingle

Secretary: Annabelle Larsen



14 September 2021, 6pm: Dr Pippa Virdee, De Montfort University,

‘Five thousand years of Pakistan: the ancient in the modern’.

This will take place on Zoom. Booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-five-thousand-years-of-pakistan-the-ancient-in-the-modern-tickets-161199358621


12 October 2021, 6pm:  TBC


9 November 2021, 6pm: Dr Miles Tendi, University of Oxford,

The Army and Politics in Zimbabwe: Mujuru, the Liberation Fighter and Kingmaker.’

This will take place on Zoom. Booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-dr-miles-tendi-the-army-and-politics-in-the-history-of-zimbabwe-tickets-161681865813


7 December 2021, 6pm: Professor Sarah Badcock, University of Nottingham,

‘New Perspectives on the Russian Revolution’.

Venue TBC.


11 January 2022, 6pm: Jointly with the DMU Confucius Institute,

A lecture on the modern history of China.

Venue TBC.


8 February 2022, 6pm: Dr Kristy Warren, University of Lincoln

‘Transatlantic Britishness: Race, Place and Subjecthood.’

Venue: Online - Zoom.

Booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-transatlantic-britishness-race-place-and-subjecthood-tickets-222913760057


8 March 2022, 6pm: Dr Arun Kumar, University of Nottingham

‘Do Nights Have Histories?’

A hybrid event, in person in room 0.11 The Clephan Building, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, and virtually on Microsoft Teams

We ask that you book a place either for the in-person talk or for the online talk, via Eventbrite and the links are here:


In-person attendance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-in-person-dr-arun-kumar-do-nights-have-histories-tickets-260351346887 


Online attendance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lecture-online-ms-teams-dr-arun-kumar-do-nights-have-histories-tickets-268430100657



2 April 2022: Global Leicester History Festival.

Full programme can be found here:


To reserve your free place, please book through this link:



5 April 2022, 6pm: Professor Gurharpal Singh, School of Oriental and African Studies,

‘The Partition of India and the Sikhs.’

Venue TBC


10 May 2022, 6pm: Professor Matthew McCormack, University of Northampton,

‘The Georgian Militia in 18th Century England.’

Venue TBC.


14 June 2022, 6pm:

AGM and tour of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, DMU, Leicester.